US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45

US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45

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Although they are less well known than the more glamorous armored divisions, vast numbers of separate tank and tank destroyer battalions were in service in the European Theater of Operations from 1944 to 1945, engaged in supporting the infantry divisions. This title focuses on these units: the standard tank battalions, tank battalions (light), tank battalions (mine exploder) and tank battalions (Special) - secret CDL night fighting battalions. Self-propelled and towed tank destroyer battalions are also covered, as well as a list of all the battalions that took part in the Northwest Europe campaign.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 8mm | 312g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 62 b/w; 14 col
  • 1841767980
  • 9781841767987
  • 883,445

Table of contents

Combat mission; Preparation for war; Tank battalion organization and equipment; Tank Destroyer battalion organization and equipment; Tank battalion tactics; Tank Destroyer battalion tactics; Unit status; Lessons learned; Photo captions
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About Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces.
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